Is Safe Sex Really Safe?  

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4/2/2006 7:16 am

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5/12/2006 6:54 am

Is Safe Sex Really Safe?

Gone are the days when people could have multiple partners without the use of a condom & other safe sex practices.

Safe sex is all about keeping yourself, and your partner, protected from the complications of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Although the concept of safe sex seems easy enough to understand, more and more people - young people in particular - seem to be missing the point, or missing the concept of how to accomplish safe sex. And just how safe and reliable is that condom when it comes right down to it? A condom can’t promise 100% protection from diseases or pregnancy.

For males, a problem with practicing safe sex is remembering to take the time to:

- Have a condom ready
- Know how to use it properly
- & take the time to wear it

There’s no point to having a condom ready if neither partner is going to take time to enforce its use. Although a condom is typically worn by the male partner during intercourse but the responsibility for proper condom-IQ is borne by both partners.

It’s also vital to be aware of a partner’s sexual history, and to seek “medical clearance” before engaging in a new relationship. This is especially important for those who have multiple sexual partners, because a “chain” of unsafe sex can start with any partner and spread rapidly through a previously healthy group.

The only way that there are going to be less unwanted pregnancies, and less transmission of diseases, is if all sexually active people are educated in the concepts of safe sex and what it means to them.

Everyone needs to understand the implications and risks of unprotected sex and what it can mean to their lives when they have an unwanted pregnancy or find out that they have a disease. Safe sex starts with education and knowledge, neither of which anyone can do without.

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